Has China's investment in industrial parks dispersed diverse economic benefit to proximate areas?

In a new place-based study, DUSP's Siqi Zheng, Weizeng Sun (Jinan University), Jianfeng Wu (Fudan University), and Mathew Kahn (USC Economics Department), measure and analyze the spillover effects of 110 industrial parks built near eight major cities in China, focusing on the changes in productivity, wages, and localized employment in the urban areas.

To learn more about the study, read the MIT News article here:

Then read the full article from the Journal of Urban Economics, here:

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